Juan Francisco Estrada promises better fight and different result in Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez rematch
Juan Francisco Estrada says his rematch with Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez will be an even better fight than their first, which took place back in November 2012.
Gonzalez retained the WBA light-flyweight title that evening via unanimous decision, but much like the recent UFC return bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, both fighters have changed and evolved greatly and will now compete at a different weight.
Their rematch will be for the WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine super-flyweight titles on Saturday March 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, live worldwide on DAZN and presented in association with Zanfer Promotions, Teiken Promotions and Latin Sports.
Mexico's Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) is not only confident of a classic, but that the result will be different this time.
“I am stronger and have more desire than the first fight,” he said. “We are both champions and we are going to want to win this fight.
"In the first fight, I was 21 years old and I had no experience of big international fights, he was a pound-for-pound star at that time but now I think this time it favors me.
“We are fighting two weight classes above the first fight, so it is already very different. I know that I can win this time. I know it’s a tough fight and I think it will be a better fight, but I have already faced him, I know his qualities and I feel that I can beat a fighter who has been knocked out.”
Estrada and Chocolatito top a huge world championship triple-header on DAZN.
Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) defends the undisputed welterweight title she took from Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9 KOs) in August while new Matchroom signing Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9 KOs) defends his WBA and Ring Magazine light-flyweight belts against Axel Vega (14-3-1, 8 KOs).
The action will be live on DAZN all around the globe — sign up for a subscription for as little as £1.99 here.